Relief is here! Yesterday I felt minor head congestion brewing along with an ever so slight scratch in my throat. As I have done for years, I made up a batch of what my family calls, “garlic lemonade.” It is high in anti-bacterial foods and has hydration benefits. I’ve adapted it many times based on new needs, insights, or what I have on hand. Here is how I made it yesterday.
4 cloves of garlic, pressed into a quart mason jar
4 tablespoons minced ginger, fresh or frozen (dried works too)
2 medjool dates, pitted
Boiling water to fill mason jar. Place lid on jar and let steep 30 minutes.
Carefully pour mixture into a Vitamix blender or other high-speed blender and whirl for several minutes.
Pour mixture back into mason jar and add:
4 tablespoons lemon juice, fresh or bottled (Italian Volcano)
1 heaping tablespoon honey (raw is yummy)
2 teaspoons salt
Makes 4 servings. Drink as-is like a tea or feel free to add additional boiling water to dilute. Drink throughout day to bring comfort and relieve from congestion or cold and flu symptoms.
What do you drink when you feel congested or a cold coming on? What are your favorite cold-fighting weapons?
Feel well! ~~~~~~~~ Angie Mc